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Wunsch Early Origins



The surname Wunsch was first found in Germany, where the name Wunsch came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.

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Wunsch Spelling Variations


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Wunsch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.

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Wunsch Early History


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Wunsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wunsch research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1657 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Wunsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wunsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wunsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wunsch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wunsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Ulrich Wunsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Joh Bernhart Wunsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Margaretha Wunsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wunsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wunsch (post 1700)



  • Christian D. Wunsch, American co-developer of the Needleman-Wunsch algorithm used in bioinformatics
  • Harry Wunsch (b. 1910), American NFL guard who played with the Green Bay Packers during the 1934 season
  • Gerald "Jerry" Wunsch (b. 1974), American former offensive tackle and offensive guard in the NFL
  • Carl Wunsch (b. 1941), the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kelly Douglas Wunsch (b. 1972), former American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Richard E. Wunsch, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 2012
  • Paul R. Wunsch, American Republican politician, Speaker of the Kansas State House of Representatives, 1943-44; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960
  • Ellis A. Wunsch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1959
  • Noah Wunsch (b. 1970), German painter, photographer and designer
  • Uwe Wünsch (b. 1963), East German cross country skier
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Wunsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wunsch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 December 2015 at 22:37.

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